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Thursday, February 3, 2011

One More Reason to Wait

... two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.
~ Genesis 7:9-10 (NKJV)

Various people waited long years upon the Lord for Him to fulfill His many promises to them. The seven days that Noah waited in the ark with the animals before the flood came must have seemed like years.

... and the LORD shut him in.
~ Genesis 7:16 (NKJV)

I wonder if the Lord closed the ark at the beginning or end of the seven days? Was there a final week for the witnesses (to whom Noah preached, 2 Peter 2:5) to change their minds and also enter?

We serve a God of second chances, and I'm inclined to think that week-long wait was with open doors.

"Every breath is a second chance."
~ David Rupert

Redeemer, thank You for continuing to call us after we've failed You.

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  1. I've been so captivated by the story of Noah these past few months. Great post, Anne. So glad He keeps calling us...

  2. He is a God of open doors, isn't He? What a wonderful thought the ark might have been left open. Either way, He was just and I trust Him with my own open doors.

  3. Jason ~

    I don't think the story of Noah particularly interested me until I attended and Answers in Genesis seminar about 15 years ago. Since then I've been fascinated by how much of creation was changed by the flood, rather than by evolution, as is often thought. One of my favorite aspects of homeschooling has been studying the science material all over again, from a creationist viewpoint. God's Word is 100% backed by science! The puzzle pieces are all there for anyone willing to put them together.

  4. Denise ~

    "Every breath is a second chance." (I added that quote by David Rupert to the post.)

  5. T ~

    Concerning those open and closed doors ... have you ever heard this quote from George Mueller? "The stops of a good man are ordered by the Lord as well as his steps."


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